The Last of the Valerii.

"She was so deeply impressed by his grandeur that she thought it impossible to do him honor enough": Henry James' The Last of the Valerii; one of one hundred numbered copies

The Last of the Valerii.

JAMES, Henry.


Item Number: 81263

London: Boydell Press, 1974.

Limited Artists’ Book edition of Henry James’ The Last of the Valerii. Number 46 of one hundred numbered copies printed on Wookey Hole handmade paper by John Baskett in 16 point Blado italic font, the same font used in the original publication in The Atlantic Monthly for January 1874. Frontispiece by Julia Trevelyan Oman. Octavo, gilt title and tooling spine and front panel. In fine condition.


Originally published in The Atlantic Monthly in 1874, Henry James' Last of the Valerii concerns the love affair between the handsome young Roman Conte Valerio and his young American lover, as told through the eyes of her discerning godfather.  

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